Athenaeum Grand Hotel, Λεωφόρος Ανδρέα Συγγρού, Καλλιθέα, Ελλάδα
With equal measures of grunge and grace, Athens is a heady mix of history and edginess.
Cultural and social life plays out amid, around and in ancient landmarks. The magnificent Acropolis, visible from almost every part of the city, reminds Greeks daily of their heritage and the city's many transformations.
Although individuals have endured difficult circumstances since the start of the economic crisis in 2009, the city is on the rise. There is crackling energy in galleries, political debates and even on the walls of derelict buildings. This creates a lively urban bustle, but at the end of the day, Athenians build their own villages in the city, especially in open-air restaurants and bars where they linger for hours.
Beyond Athens, down the Attica peninsula, are more spectacular antiquities, such as the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, as well as very good beaches, such as those near historic Marathon.
Athens. The city with the most glorious history in the world, a city worshipped by gods and people, a magical city. The enchanting capital of Greece has always been a birthplace for civilization. It is the city where democracy was born and most of the wise men of ancient times. The most important civilization of ancient world flourished in Athens and relives through some of the world's most formidable edifices.
Who hasn't heard of the Acropolis of Athens? Photos and history of the most famous archaeological monument in Europe have made the world tour causing feelings of admiration by thousands of people. Acropolis is nominated to be one of the 7 wonders of modern world. In fact the trademark of Athens is one of the favorites. The Holy Rock of Acropolis dates back to the 5th BC, the famous Golden Age of Periklis. Athens met times of bloom and decline, but still shines under the Attic sky gazing the future. Still sparkling like the marbles of Parthenon and the limpid white of Pentelic marble.
Athens is a city of different aspects. A walk around the famous historic triangle (Plaka, Thission, Psyri) the old neighborhoods, reveal the coexistence of different eras. Old mansions, well-preserved ones and other worn down by time. Luxurious department stores and small intimate shops, fancy restaurants and traditional taverns. All have their place in this city.
It's no wonder that all roads lead to the fascinating and maddening metropolis of Athens. Lift your eyes 200 feet above the city to the Parthenon, its honey-colored marble columns rising from a massive limestone base, and you’ll behold architectural perfection that has not been surpassed in 2,500 years. Today, this shrine of classical form dominates a 21st-century boomtown.
Athens is home to 4.5 million souls, many of whom spend the day discussing the city's faults: the lack of city funding, the murky pollution cloud known as the nefos, the overcrowding, the traffic jams with their hellish din, the transport strikes, and the characterless cement apartment blocks. Romantic travelers, nurtured on the truth and beauty of Keats's Grecian urn, are dismayed to find that much of Athens has succumbed to that red tubular glare that owes only its name, neon, to the Greeks. But while Athens is a difficult city to love, its concentration of culture and lively spirit make it impossible to ignore.
To experience Athens—Athìna in Greek—fully is to understand the essence of Greece: ancient monuments surviving in a sea of cement, startling beauty amid the squalor, tradition juxtaposed with modernity—a smartly dressed lawyer chatting on her cell phone as she maneuvers around a priest in flowing robes heading for the sleek, space-age metro. Locals depend on humor and flexibility to deal with the chaos and, lately, the raging economic crisis; you should do the same. The rewards are immense. To appreciate Athens is to appreciate life with all its surprises and complexities.
Just a breath from the historic centre of Athens and with direct access to its commercial quarters and beyond, Athenaeum Grand Hotel welcomes you to its brand-new premises with the exquisite modern design where you will enjoy impeccable 4-star hospitality.
All 90 rooms provide sheer comfort and the 2 stunning Penthouse suites offer unobstructed views over Athens, while the modern touches in their décor perfectly complete the casual luxury aesthetics that you will find throughout the hotel’s interior. And with their unique amenities all accommodation types turn into private havens ideal both for relaxation and work.
Everything that makes your stay in Athens an unforgettable experience is right here at Athenaeum Grand Hotel: A bar and restaurant for delicious dining and refreshing drinks, a fully equipped gym, free parking lot, transfer arrangements, as well as a conference hall for your corporate meetings, and so much more are available for you to enjoy.
Discover it all at Athenaeum Grand Hotel in the heart of Athens!
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